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Details of the Space Physics Topic from the GCSE Physics Syllabus

"When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty." -John Muir When we look up to the sky on a clear, crisp night in […]

22 April 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

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Getting Through the GCSE Physics Syllabus Topic of Waves

"Energy moves in cycles, circles, spirals, vortexes, whirls, pulsations, waves and rhythms-rarely if ever in simple straight lines." -Starhawk While studying the scientific discipline of physics, pupils will come to the realization that energy can be transferred and moved in many different ways. In the sixth topic of the GCSE Physics Syllabus, students learn more […]

22 April 2020 ∙ 9 minutes reading time

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Specifications of the Energy Topic in GCSE Physics

"I hope I have helped to raise the profile of science and to show that physics is not a mystery but can be understood by ordinary people." -Stephen Hawking Physics is known as the knowledge of nature and is the natural science that studies matter, motion and its behaviour through space and time. While studying […]

22 April 2020 ∙ 9 minutes reading time

Arts and Hobbies

Why is Origami Important to Japanese Culture?

If you’ve ever eaten at a Benihana or other Japanese restaurant, you may have been struck by the presentation of the food and of the dining elements – specifically how your napkin was folded. Your place setting might have been graced by an origami swan, or maybe the napkin was folded into a cunning pocket […]

22 April 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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How To Get Started Baking At Home

You too can be a great home baker, bringing baking delight to your family and friends over hot cinnamon rolls, artisan bread, pumpkin pies, apple cakes and chocolate chip cookies. Baking for beginners can be successful and with the tips that we have shared. You will be able to have your own bake off at […]

22 April 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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What Are the Different Types of Art and Design Degrees?

While many people believe that they have the capacity to define what art is, it is much harder to pin down than it might seem. The general definition of fine arts says, only, that it is the production of “beautiful objects.” To add more substance behind this definition, we can look at the three most […]

22 April 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Health and Fitness

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How to Learn Boxing Online

Boxing training: it's something we've all seen in movies and TV series. From the infamous Rocky series to televised sparring between world class boxers. The gym and boxing ring have become legends in the minds of millions of people around the world. While there are still some risks associated with the sport, for many, this also […]

30 April 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

How can I find a personal trainer online?

Online Personal Training is the Future

It’s currently very fashionable to get a tutor or coach and you can hire one for almost everything: cooking, relaxation, exam preparation, and dance, to name a few. However, if you don't feel like baking cakes or studying, you should also know that the fitness industry is also booming and improving your health and fitness […]

15 April 2020 ∙ 12 minutes reading time

Becoming a Personal Trainer in Toronto

If you’re an aspiring personal trainer, you must be aware that the job requires more than just helping out your client at the gym. It includes making sure your client has an overall healthy lifestyle that will help him or her achieve his or her fitness goals.   Being a personal trainer requires a lot of […]

16 March 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Languages

How can you attend a tea ceremony?

Going to Japanese Tea Ceremonies

"We drink tea to forget the noise of the world.” - Lu Yu The author of “The Classic of Tea”, Lu Yu laid the foundations for the tea ceremony and tea-drinking culture. The tea ceremony is heavily influenced by Zen Buddhism and Buddhist monks. The ceremony evolved between the 8th and 16th centuries to become […]

22 April 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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What Are the Main Differences between English and Dutch Grammar?

Did you know that Dutch and English are actually very close relatives? Since Dutch and English are both West Germanic languages, the two have many (grammatical) similarities. It is even said that Dutch is the easiest foreign language to learn for English speakers because of the big resemblance between the two. Were you aware, for […]

22 April 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

How to find Spanish Courses in Toronto

What is Hispanic culture like in Toronto? It turns out nearly 73k Torontonians reported that Spanish was their native language. Spanish-speaking people make up about 2.7% of Toronto’s overall population.  Of course, Hispanics come from a variety of countries around the world so their community in Toronto is not as easily identifiable as a Little […]

24 March 2020 ∙ 5 minutes reading time

Music

The cello makes up one quarter of the string quartet.

How To Play The Cello

The violoncello, or in other words, little violone (or simply "cello" as we most commonly know it), is a bowed, stringed instrument and member of the violin family, along with the violin itself, the viola and the double bass, to name but a few. The cello is remarkable in the way it is tuned an […]

22 April 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

The accordion is unique in the way it has an air valve.

Playing Accordion

The accordion is known by many names across Europe: accordéon (in French), Handharmonika or Akkordeon (in German) and armonica a manticino (in Italian), but they all basically point back to a hand-held musical instrument that consists of a treble and bass casing and has an external keyboard (or buttons), with hand-operated bellows. The accordion was […]

15 April 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

What does an electronic keyboard do?

Playing The Keyboard

While most people know what a keyboard looks like, some may not be aware that an electronic keyboard is a musical instrument that includes a range of features such as accompaniments, voices, a power amplifier and small speakers. The term keyboard can often refer to more than just one type of musical device, including synthesizers, […]

15 April 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Professional Development

What are the benefits of continuing education?

Continuing Education at a Glance

“Non est ad astra mollis e terris via" (There is no easy way from the earth to the stars) - Seneca Continuing education is an opportunity to go back to school once you’ve started working. Whether you want to further your career or change careers, there’s training and courses available for everyone. Most people accept […]

22 April 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

How much does it cost to be a mature student?

The Cost of Being a Mature Student

“Job training empowers people to realize their dreams and improve their lives.” - Sylvia Mathews Burwell Have you done a skills appraisal and decided that it’s time to study some more? There were 140,000 mature students in the UK in 2017. Plenty of people are going back to school to gain new skills, change careers, […]

22 April 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Where can you find courses for mature students?

Choosing Courses for Mature Students

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” - Colin Powell According to a 2016 study, more than a third of UK graduates regret attending university. Unfortunately, they only realise this once they’ve done it. Perhaps, the course they chose was the problem. Going back […]

22 April 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Tutoring

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How to Take Online Lessons During the Coronavirus Quarantine?

Canadian students have been stranded at home since March 2020. Is this an extended holiday? Don't count on it! Being quarantined with your parents due to the coronavirus pandemic is not the idea of a holiday for most primary, secondary or even university students. As we are all realising, we will have to organise our […]

6 May 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

What equipment should I use for online classes?

Your Guide to Online Tutoring

Now that you’ve read our tips for becoming a tutor and offering face-to-face lessons, you are fully equipped to give private lessons to students. Your schedule is full, you teach students across a variety of levels and for different exams.  But what happens when you have to relocate? You decide to move across town or […]

4 May 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Tips for Working at Home During the Confinement

With the current situation regarding the Coronavirus in Canada, most of us have been put on lockdown for the time being.  All students, high school and university alike, must stay at home and work remotely to help prevent the spread of covid-19. For many, this has been quite an adjustment to their daily routines and a […]

4 May 2020 ∙ 5 minutes reading time